I am a retired school psychologist and live with my husband Will. He is retiring in Feb. 2014 from his position as Engineering (civil) Services Director of a small municipality north of Seattle, WA and we are looking forward to traveling more during our retirement.
We are experienced travelers and have traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as Europe, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Central America and the South Pacific. Ginger has also traveled to China. We prefer to stay in private homes, townhomes, condos and the occasional B&B as we enjoy the independence and privacy these kinds of accommodations offer. We love to explore the neighborhoods of the cities and towns we visit. Hotels and highrises rarely interest us. Our favorite activity is getting to know the people who live in the communities we visit and sampling local cuisine. We also enjoy art galleries/museums, history, music (jazz, blues and the highland bagpipes-Will is a bagpiper) walking,sightseeing and beaches. We don't mind cooking for ourselves and tend to keep a fairly low profile as guests but do like to have clean and quiet accommodations.
There are very few things that we cannot live without. We are adaptable, creative and flexible. I (Ginger) am a volunteer with the American Red Cross as a disaster mental health responder and have found that I can share a hotel room with previously unknown staff members, sleep with 100's of strangers in a staff shelter, work long hours with little food or sleep and still keep a positive outlook.
We have one daughter who lives with her husband in Houston, Texas and we look forward to visiting them during our travels. She is a medical research assistant and he is in the Coast Guard, stationed in Louisiana.
The last bit of information about us? We don't have (website hidden) accounts and don't tweet but are competent with computers, kindles and smart phones...